Holbaek, an important harbor, doubles as the region’s hub of commerce.  It serves as a good starting point for visiting Øro island,, which is just 4 miles (7 km)) away. The town is well-liked by bikers, and the vicinity offers several paths.

One of the first settlements in Zealand, Holbæk became a municipality in the late 13th century. At that time, it was the location of a Dominican monastery, although the earliest remnants are from a Franciscan monastery that was situated close to the Neo-Gothic Sankt Nicolaj Kirke in the medieval section of the city.

The Holbæk Museum, which comprises of a dozen or more historic homes ranging from 1660 to 1867, is located not far from this church. Their interiors include classic decor and furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries. On the summer, there are a lot of activities held in the little market square between the homes, and attendees often wear historical attire.

Good parks in Holbk include Østre Anlæg and Bysøparken. The open-air museum Andelslandsbyen Nyvang, located just outside the city, recreates rural life from the 1870s to the 1950s.

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